Palets de Dames - Tuesdays with Dorie Baking Chez Moi

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Palets de Dames - Tuesdays with Dorie

Hello. Good morning!
It's Tuesday.
And since it's Tuesday, I'm happy to say it's Tuesday with Dorie Day!

In May 2007, I started this blog to learn how to bake from scratch and drop the cake mixes.

After I started baking, I learned about a group of bakers who were baking their way through Dorie Greenspan's cookbook, Baking: From My Home to Yours. I joined in 2008 and then spent the next few years not only baking many things I might not have made if weren't it for the group, but I also met lots of friends along the way.

Dorie has a new wonderful book Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere and it's time to try to bake my way through this one as well.

The Tuesdays with Dorie group will be making two recipes per month and I hope I can keep up with that schedule. Please visit the Tuesdays with Dorie website and take a look at all the bakers who baked the recipe of the week. And if you're a baker, I hope you join in the fun and bake with Tuesdays with Dorie too. The cookbook is so lovely and I hope we can bake together. Please note that we will not be publishing the recipe on our blog posts, as we want to support Dorie and encourage everyone to purchase her beautiful cookbook.

Palets de Dames - Tuesdays with Dorie

The first recipe is Palets de Dames. These are sweet little butter cookies with a glaze of powdered sugar. They are cakey cookies and are perfect with coffee or tea. You can tint the glaze if you want to suit the occasion, or use sanding sugars to give it an extra sparkle or color - or do both!

Palets de Dames - Tuesdays with Dorie
These cookies are a perfect start to the group because you're quite easy to make. Simply creaming together butter, sugar, eggs and adding just a bit of sifted flour makes the base. When you make these, plan your time because you need to chill the dough for at least one hour or overnight before baking.

Aren't these really cute and sweet? Only bake them until the edges are lightly browned.

Palets de Dames - Tuesdays with Dorie
After the cookies cool, an easy glaze of powdered sugar milk and a few drops of lemon juice (I substituted orange juice because I was out of lemons) is made, and the cookies are dipped in the glaze. I topped some of mine with sanding sugar - clear and pink.

I'm looking forward to another round of Tuesdays with Dorie. I see some old friends already (Di, Katrina, Alisa, Jules, Audrey, Cathy...) - I'M SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU GUYS!!! It's like a bakers reunion!

And I look forward to meeting more "baking interwebs" folks. See this post for links to other baker's posts.

- mary the food librarian

P.S. Dude, buy the book. It's fantastic! Like, crazy fantastic. And it makes the perfect holiday cookbook gift!

P.S.S. If you are new to my blog, I haven't been blogging much lately, but you can always find me on Instagram and Twitter @foodlibrarian

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slush said... [Reply to comment]

Mary!! I am so thrilled to have you back with the gang! Its going to be so fun. Your cookies are adorable and I love the pink sprinkles. Too cute. :)

tricia s. said... [Reply to comment]

Wow you nailed that icing part ! They are perfect. Mine turned out a wee bit flat and I had to do much more icing than called for...but none of us were complaining :) Happy to be on this new journey with you ~

jane of many trades said... [Reply to comment]

glad to know you are baking your way through the book with us! love the pink sprinkles!

Audrey said... [Reply to comment]

Likewise! :) This is going to be fun. Mary, how did you get your cookies to stay so round? I scooped and rolled and had some stay round and some not.

Kathy said... [Reply to comment]

So glad you are coming back to TWD! Excited to start this journey! Baking is a passion! Always happy to meet a kindred spirit!
Your cookies look terrific, and perfectly done!

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

Yay!!! You're back, too! This will be so fun! And thanks for the pre-birthday wishes. I haven't given it much thought yet, but I definitely have to do a bundt cake (gluten free for me).

KB from Prof Who Cooks said... [Reply to comment]

I had to come see your post due to your site's name (food librarian!). Glad you enjoyed the cookies and those pink sprinkles are fantastic!

Cher Rockwell said... [Reply to comment]

It's so nice to see so many "faces" starting up with this book.
Love the pink sprinkles!

Jules Someone said... [Reply to comment]

Squealing! I'm squealing with excitement that you are back and baking with us! Yay! Your cookies look lovely!

Adriana said... [Reply to comment]

The cookie in your hand... perfection! Nice meeting you, Mary. said... [Reply to comment]

It's totally a reunion, which is fantastic! =) I've only read about halfway through the book so far, and have already bookmarked so many things that I want to make immediately. Lol.

dharmagirl said... [Reply to comment]

so good to see you again, Mary! your cookies look fabulous.

Karen Reinsch said... [Reply to comment]

So so glad to see you back and baking along! :) It is a bakers reunion! Are you doing your bundt roundup this year?

Teresa said... [Reply to comment]

Your cookies look perfect, especially the icing! Just the right thickness and glossiness. I've been over at French Fridays with Dorie, mostly, but I'm happy to be joining everyone baking through Baking Chez Moi.

Resa @ Pitcher and Plate said... [Reply to comment]

Love the sparkly touch on your Palets de Dames. Looking forward to more shared baking experiences via Dorie's inspiration.

Karen @ From Scratch said... [Reply to comment]

I agree, it's a fantastic book! I am so excited to be baking along with TWD and this book.

Kayte said... [Reply to comment]

I knew yours would be perfect and they are...there are just some things ones knows about those that one has baked with before, and I KNOW yours will always be perfect and something to aspire to as well. Happy to be baking with you again.

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

I'm loving the bakers' reunion--so happy to have you back in TWD! as always, these look wonderful

Cathleen | My Culinary Mission said... [Reply to comment]

I like the clear sprinkles - snowflake like.

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